All three companies are looking to LTE (Long-Term Evolution) as their choice for 4G data access. LTE, which I had never personally heard of, apparently offers up 100 megabits per second down, and up to 50 megabits per second up with a low latency of 20 milliseconds making gaming and video conferencing a more viable venture on the network.
This is an artistic representation of the meter can they put on your service outside your house. It appears to offer up a visual meter as well as displaying current voltage, current cost per hour, as well as the record lows and highs of both.
The visual meter is the leaf pattern on the front, the leaves light up the more power you are using, and the closer you get to the top the closer it gets to red I assume. It shows the bottom leaves (lowest power usage) as green, the middle as yellow, so, like I said, I assume the top is red, and there are other ambient lights on the device to display those colors as well.
That’s the distributors name, manufacturers name, and then the last 5 are the actual product name, in the title. What a mouthful, anyways, its an Italian device, and it’s a different look at a similar idea.
Basically they took and built a decent MP3 player, and then added the GSM phone functionality, instead of the general way of thought where they build a decent phone and then add an MP3 player function to it. Its very basic too, it weighs 60 grams, has an MP3 player, Phone, USB, Bluetooth FM Radio, Voice Recorder, and a 1GB microSD card that comes with it.
Are you a rapper? Baller? Shot Caller? Well chances are you probably have some lavish vehicle with candy paint, rims taller than the rest of your vehicle, and TVs in the headrest. Well that’s nothing.
Its time to re-up and get the Tow Hitch TV and up to a 50-inch LCD to mount to it. Could you imagine pulling up behind someone at a stop light and amazingly finding yourself watching a fully HD copy of a great movie like 300 or Transformers?
It seemed unlikely that Apple could go any other way, but AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson finally confirmed that 2008 will see the iPhone upgraded with 3G connectivity. The handset, which has been robustly criticised for making use of last-gen EDGE data rather than one of the newer, faster technologies, was limited to the slower network as the company felt battery life would suffer unduly from power-hungry 3G chips. Speaking at a meeting of the Churchill Club in California, Stephenson told reporters querying the updated phone that "you'll have it next year."
Google have released an update to their Maps for Mobile application, which brings Assisted-GPS to handsets which lack hardware GPS receivers. Called "My Location", it triangulates a user's position via proximity to cell towers, plotting estimated position on a map downloaded via the phone's data connection.
Check out a video of the app in action, after the cut...